"La Border Curios" by Laura Fiorio

exhibition opening

08.11.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase A, front house, 4th Floor), 10961 Berlin

Laura Fiorio: Tijuana in "La Border Curios"

6 PM Talk: Art and Law at the Border

Laura Fiorio (artist, Berlin)
Vincent Warren
(Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York)
In conversation with Vera Wriedt (Migration Program, ECCHR, Berlin)

In this opening panel, we will discuss artistic and legal interventions as intertwined means to oppose the violence at the external borders of the USA and Europe. The photographs from the series "La Border Curios" by Italian artist Laura Fiorio show multi-faceted aspects of the US-Mexican border regime and its exclusionary logics. Seeking to intervene against injustice with creative legal strategies, the Center for Constitutional Rights challenged the practices of forced family separation and denial of access to asylum at the US-Mexican border.

7.30 PM Exhibition Opening

Borders are spaces, but they are also there to limit spaces. The photographs from the series "La Border Curios" by Laura Fiorio show aspects of the US-Mexican border. The exhibition presents a variety of narratives about the experience of borders and migration: people, places, works of art. The limiting, arbitrary and repressive force of borders – be it spatial, legal, political or emotional – thus gains a discursive relevance. Fiorio sees photography as a means for social change, her participatory approach questions the borders that we have built in spaces and in our own heads.

The exhibition will be shown from 12 November 2018, Monday-Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Please register below.

Picture © Laura Fiorio


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